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1-17-2009 @ 7:43PM
"Well-geared Mages with this spec tend to finish fights near the top of DPS meters, usually competitive with Moonkin and Shadow Priests, but well below Warlocks."I haven't been beaten by a warlock in raid (10s and 25s) since we started Wrath raiding. The top of our charts are dominated by 3 mages (0/52/18+1 FFB), a DK, a Rogue, A SPriest, a Hunter, and sometimes a Boomkin.
1-18-2009 @ 2:24AM
In our raiding group, I've specifically NOT spec'd for the 0/53/18 build for two reasons. One, we already have two other mages running that build. Secondly, I just don't like playing it.It's the 10/10/51 frostfire build for me. Sure, those two usually out DPS me. By a whopping 100dps or so. I die far less (ice barrier) and have a much deeper mana pool (clearcasting) in longer fights. Being able to stay up longer as well as putting a little less pressure on a healer has some merit, especially when you're climbing the heroic learning and gear curve. I also frequently do Wintergrasp and have a 2v2 Arena team, and this hybrid spec is overall almost as viable as deep frost in pvp situations. Besides all the "justifications" above, it's also a personal thing. I just don't like world PVE grinding and dailies running that fire/frostfire build or arcane. To each his own, just wanted to share! :)
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